Whooo! During this bathroom makeover, there were so many other little home projects going on around here that I could not even keep up! But I am relieved that this bathroom is done (or almost done). The floors and doors still need some kind of fixing but for now, the main outlook of the bathroom is much more pleasing than before. Keep in mind that this project was not a full bathroom revamp but more of a get rid of ugly wallpaper, install new lights, new medicine cabinets, and new paint.
Like I mentioned before, since we were already doing the makeover, I decided to join in on the Spring 6-week One Room Challenge (ORC) hosted by Linda from Calling it Home. You can get an idea of the where I started and the progressing weeks by clicking on these links: week 1/week2/week3/week4/and week5. I am so happy to share what it looks like now but it seems like I could never get this post ready on time. And last night I came down with a headache and some kind of virus and just did not have the energy to type. Thankfully, I feel better and the kids slept in some.
Here is where we started…..Yikes!!
And now. . . So much better right?
As previously mentioned, choosing white paint and installing these new lights have really brightened up the space.
The medicine cabinets have really helped to clear the sink clutter.
We are only keeping a few prettier items by the sink area and it is really making a huge difference already. I have gotten rid of the un-necessaries and organized the rest of the stuff at the bottom of the vanity (image further down).
I quickly typed a gratitude sign to keep on one end of the sink because let’s face it, we all could use a little encouragement sometimes. I know my husband could use some when he wakes up in the wee hours of the morning to get ready for work. And I definitely need a reminder when I am grumpy over late nights and I need to have the right attitude with the kiddos.
We have not changed out the faucets yet. We have them but I waited on the last minute and my poor husband was too tired to change anything. So I may do a follow up post if we decide to install them.
I polished them with some stainless steel cleaner I had on hand and called it a day!
Here is the before of the vanity.
It got a little repaint but nothing major. Changing out the vanity fully was not in the plan for this round.
The closet got a much needed bit of organizing, too. I am thinking of doing a separate post about it.
After. . .
And the other side of the bathroom used to look like this. . .
And the after. . . Bye bye wallpaper and hello to all white!!
I debated whether I should add a large picture over the toilet or add the shelves. Not sure that I needed extra shelving here but I thought it would be cute to add them. A while ago, I bought these floating shelves from At Home stores for our girls room redo. So far, we have not yet done the girls room so I used the shelves here instead. I added a few things around the home that had no place to call their own.
Baskets keep me organized but I am starting to think that I have too many. Can one have too many baskets?! Another one of my At Home finds.
I filled up the large space next to the toilet paper area with a plant stand and a plant. Maybe poor Ivy does not like been close to the toilet but that is her new home. And she definitely needs some water, too! But at I have had it since February and still have not yet killed it!
A shower curtain from Target and some wall hooks keep this side of the room prettier and more organized. I wanted to use a cute all white curtain and could not decide between all white this or this one. I ran into my friend Tammy from Creative K Kids and asked her advice on this one since I could not decide. We finally decided that a pop of color would be nice. Hence my inspiration for the pops of color you see in the bathroom (Shades of blue, teal, and aqua).
Kids towels are easier to reach now that they are on these hooks rather than being hung from the shower lining. They are really loving getting the towels themselves rather than me having to reach for them all the time.
I wanted to get a shot of the full area but taking photos of bathrooms tend to be so tricky because of the various tiny angles.
What do you think of this re-do? I would love to know your thoughts in the comments!!